Cop Fired After Telling Pulled Over Driver 'We Only Shoot Black People'
As if we needed any more evidence for the way SOME police officers treat us in this country, here come the words straight from the horse's mouth.
A white Cobb County police lieutenant had been moved to administrative duty for telling a white woman during a traffic stop, “Remember, we only shoot black people.”The Cobb branch of the NAACP said Thursday the officer’s statements, captured on police video footage, were disturbing, but the branch president said she wanted to know more about the incident. Channel 2 Action News reported that its request for body camera footage of the traffic stop prompted an internal investigation of Lt. Greg Abbott, who has been on the Cobb force for 28 years. The footage shows the officer speaking through the car window to a female passenger in a vehicle who had been stopped for suspected DUI. The woman tells Abbott that she is afraid to reach for her cellphone because “I’ve just seen way too many videos of cops ... ”At that point, Abbott cuts her off. “But you’re not black. Remember, we only shoot black people,” the police veteran of nearly three decades can be heard saying. “Yeah. We only kill black people, right? All the videos you’ve seen, have you seen the black people get killed?" -(Ben Brasch and Rosalind Bentley, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
He was promptly fired earlier today, by who knows what kind of damaged he did during his career. SMH